"Stitches are a three piece beast from the wilds of Mt Albert. Featuring a rhythm section that drives like a trucker on a six day meth binge and a frontman who echoes a young Kurt Cobain -- Stitches are the real deal." - Riccardo Ball, The Audience

Shadow Puppets is the second single from Auckland band Stitches' debut 5 track EP, 'Harder Times'.

First conceived in the crevasses of a Mt Albert home with high rent and low hope, demos escaped the confines of guitarist/singer/songwriter JP Carroll's clandestine bedroom studio to be crafted into audio weapons by producer/engineer Dave Johnston (Villainy, The Zoup), with assistance from engineer Matt Keller (Luger Boa, Dead Beat Boys).

Hearing potential in the emerging sound, Daniel Purchase (drums) and Hugh Hokopaura (bass) filled out the Stitches rhythm section, completing a power trio that would take to the stage to assault the ears and minds of anyone game enough to listen

With parallels in sound drawn to Nirvana, Chevelle, Filter and Shihad, Stitches are a unique and aggressive addition to the NZ hard rock armory.

Stitches are:
Daniel Purchase
Hugh Hokopaura
John Paul Carroll

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Shadow Puppets



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Stitches are an Auckland based heavy rock band with parallels in sound drawn to Nirvana, Chevelle, FIlter and Shihad.